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Player Analysis: Mason Mount

Mason Mount: Who Is He? 

  • Name – Mason Mount  
  • Age – 1/10/1999 (21 years old)
  • Rookie Season/ Team – 2017 / Vitesse 
  • Nationality – England 
  • International Caps (Goals) – 13 (3)
  • Position – Attacking / Central Midfield
  • Current Team / League – Chelsea / English Premier League 

Career Overview 

Mason Mount joined Chelsea in 2005 at six years old and spent his time moving through the youth ranks, winning the UEFA Youth League with Chelsea under 19s in 2016, and the Under-19 European Championship with England in 2017. 

His senior career started with a loan move to Vitesse, as is typical for promising Chelsea youngsters and made his debut on 26th August 2017 as a 77th minute substitute. Mason Mount did not make his first start until the next month, although this was an unsuccessful battle against fifth-tier Swift, who won on penalties. 

His first goal for Vitesse came in a 1-1 draw with Utrecht, and Mount finished the season with 14 goals in all competitions and also won Vitesse’s Player of the Year award. 

Mount returned to Chelsea and was loaned out to Championship club Derby County and playing under future manager Frank Lampard. He scored a hat-trick (a second in his career) against Bolton Wanderers in a 4-0 win, but while they reached the Championship play-off final, they lost 2-1 to Aston Villa. 

The following season saw him return to Chelsea to stake a claim in the first-team squad during Frank Lampard’s rebuilding project, believing the transfer ban could be a blessing in disguise. His Chelsea debut was a 0-4 defeat to Manchester United on the opening day of the season, but he got his first goal the week after in a 1-1 draw against Leicester at Stamford Bridge. More pals followed, and Mount also became the first Chelsea Academy graduate to both make his first-team debut and achieve 50 appearances in the same season. He also made his England debut the same season, coming on as a substitute against Bulgaria, and scoring his first goal in a 4-0 win over Kosovo. 

His Season So Far 

So far, Mount has tried to build on his performances from last season and is now considered a key player for both Chelsea and England. He has appeared in all of Chelsea’s games aside from a Carabao Cup game against Barnsley, and has been involved in three goals, netting once and providing two assists. You should expect that once the likes of Pulisic and Kai Havertz return to the first team, he will build on these performances. 

How Do His Stats Look?

Just because Mount is not an out-and-out goalscorer shouldn’t mean his stats are not still impressive for someone so young. His time at Vitesse and Derby proved he has goals in him, scoring 13 in 39 for Vitesse, with 10 assists. For Derby County, he finished his sole season with 11 goals and 6 assists in all competitions. 

Despite making more appearances for Chelsea over the last season-and-a-bit, the goals have not been as common as his time at Derby and Vitesse. Still, his nine goals and nine assists across 66 appearances, are respectable enough with a ratio of 0.27 goal contributions per game. There is room for improvement, though, which should come with age and experience. 

Why Has His Value Increased? 

You should know by now that soccer card values can be temperamental. One day they shoot up, on others, they plummet with little rhyme or reason. With Mason Mount, his profile has increased over the past two seasons following the almost-promotion season with Derby County. He has also enjoyed success in international appearances. 

  • A lot of hype around his potential, backed up with decent performances at the top level
  • Already an established player in the Chelsea squad
  • Favored by Gareth Southgate for a place in the England starting 11.
  • Increased interest in soccer cards
  • Increased interest in identifying promising rookies and young players 

Predictions for the Future 

We’d like to tell you that Mason Mount will lead England to World Cup and Euros glory across the next 15 years, but you can never predict too much in the soccer world. What we can, however, is consider what must happen for Mount to reach his full potential, both on the field and in soccer card value. 

  • Consistency: Consistency is one thing young players struggle with, and this is the same for Mason Mount. However, this consistency will come with experience, and the more minutes he plays for club and country, the more consistent his performances. 
  • Form: Mount has played well so far this season, but he needs to increase his goal contribution for both goals and assists to stand out in a talented Chelsea team.
  • Club Form: For a few hours over the weekend, Chelsea sat top of the Premier League and things seem to be clicking for the Blues. With the wealth of talent they have, they are a team to watch this year.
  • Honors: It’s no surprise that Mason Mount hasn’t enjoyed many honors due to his age. This will make him hungry for domestic and European honors. Chelsea look dangerous, and they could finish the season with silverware. 
  • International Performance: Aside from the debate over Grealish vs. Mount for England (why not both?) Mount can help England succeed internationally. He scored twice in the most recent rounds of Nations League games in October and November, and he will want to cement a place for the Euros next year.  

Summary 

As one of the most promising young talents in English football, Mason Mount’s ceiling is as high as he likes. His performances have made him an automatic starter for a team that has previously relied on established superstars, rather than focusing on developing youth prospects.

Mount has his entire career ahead of him and has already proven to be adept at both scoring goals and creating them. He still has some areas to improve, and there have been plenty of players that broke out the gate, only to fizzle earlier than anticipated. As Mason Mount is surrounded by a plethora of fantastic players, expect that he can find the improvements expected of him. His energy, creativity, and aggression show all the signs of an elite player bubbling somewhere beneath a still-raw surface, but given time, expect Mount to impress more so than he has already. 

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